Dayville – Eleanor Helen (Evans) Williams, 96, formerly of Woodstock, passed away, Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Westview Healthcare Center. She was the loving wife of the late Raymond Williams. Born in Worcester, MA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Theresa (Mahoney) Evans.
Eleanor attended St. Peter’s parochial school in Worcester, MA. She moved to Southbridge MA at the age of 10 and attended St. Mary’s parochial school, Mary Wells High School and Becker College. She worked at American Optical Company for 25 years.
Eleanor moved to Woodstock after her marriage to Raymond Williams. She attended Most Holy Trinity Church and joined St. Monica’s Guild, The Daughters of Isabella, and Council of Catholic Women.
She was an avid bridge player and traveler. She and her partner won the Day Kimball Bridge Trophy in 1990. She traveled extensively with 3 close friends to European countries and to Japan.
Eleanor is survived by; her step-daughter, Shirley Rapose of Woodstock; her brother, Richard Evans of Manchester and his former wife Geraldine Evans of South Windsor; her nephews, Robert Evans and his wife Catherine of South Windsor, and Brian Evans of Timonium, MD; and her two great-nephews, Robert and Phillip Evans of South Windsor. She was predeceased by her brother, the late Robert Evans, who was lost in World War II.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Eleanor’s family from 9:30 am to 10:30 am on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in Most Holy Trinity Church, Pomfret, CT. Burial will follow in Quassett Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.